Webster defines this as:
the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected
the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other
an emotional and sexual association between two people (concepts, objects or state of being)
the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship
Defined by Webster as:
acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous:
pertaining to or noting debt that will probably not be repaid
pertaining to or noting a financial instrument or other asset that has no value or an unknown value because there is no market for it
What there is a toxic relationship?
A toxic relationship can be with a person, thing, idea, set of thoughts, set of “friends”, habits or anything else we do, see, hang-on-to in a habitual way in which poisons our life or has no known asset or value.
We can have a toxic relationship with family, food, caffeine, cigarettes, coffee, a person, a family member…almost anything that we repeatedly seek in a habitual manner
What’s your habit?
Does Ben & Jerry’s call your name when life gets rough?
or is it Starbucks Lattes?
A puff or two?
a Monster or a Red Bull?
how about running? Running-just running away to escape the pain.
Sleep? Drink? How about a beer or two?
What’s your poison?
Don’t we all have them?
These “harmless” little habits that help us through our day.
They’re not that bad…it’s not really bad or toxic…it’s just a “little” bad habit. You and I aren’t harming anyone-lets got get a cupcake, ice cream or even a cookie to celebrate.
Had a bad day?
You deserve that large fry don’t you? It won’t hurt…it’s just a bite…just one…just a little thing…who’s counting?
Triple Shoot with Cream
Just a little Pot
One more pair of shoes, dress…just a little shopping
Just a little indulgence
That friend, buddy, pal-you know you are better off not being around?
A little sex
How ’bout some porn?
What about that book you know you shouldn’t be reading?
What’s your poison? What gets you through the day?
Just one won’t hurt, right?
You tell me you’re picking your poison in this toxic relationship you’ve created…is it just one bite, shot, puff…or is it the habitual one…after another.
Who is this hurting? You tell me is your toxic relationship hurting YOU?
What better thing can you do with your time, money, life…do you really need that kinda “help” to get through the day?
Let me be the first to tell you this isn’t healthy – that’s toxic.
Let me also tell you this, there is hope, there is healing, there is a way out.
You are loved & you are worthy of love.
There is ONE greater than your toxic habits-He is relentlessly seeking you, searching for you as if you are His only child, He has paid a great ransom for you, you have so much worth – worth you don’t even realize.
Ah, you don’t believe me?
Don’t trust me, don’t take my word for it…discover it for yourself.
Its that simple.
Papa God, Heavenly Father-I need you. I know my life is full of toxic relationships I can’t get out of without Your help, will You help me?